Many experts like to say that "sitting is the new smoking," but a desk job isn't going to kill you. Here's what really matters.
The condition can lead to inflammation and abnormal muscle function.
This style of work posture may be a luxury for many, but for me, I needed to create a lifestyle around it and mandate it as a solution of balance to my day of sitting in a car seat, an office chair, a coffee shop stool and my wheelchair.
#1 Set up. Give your body a comfortable, sustainable alternative to the slouch at the beginning of any task. Adjust your
Sitting for an extended period of time can harm your body’s ability to perform basic functions. Physiatrist Dr. Alice Chen explains what it means to live a sedentary lifestyle.
No amount of physical exercise makes up for your desk chair.
Dr. Alice Chen, a physiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, explains what happens to our bodies when we're sitting for more than 30 minutes.
Straighten that posture.
Ready, set, stroll.
Results from the study show that people that spend 8 hours a day sitting but are physically active have a significantly lower
A moderate amount of sitting, however, doesn't seem to have much of an effect.
In the words of Kelly Clarkson, "Just walk away."